Policy Statement on Diversity
We believe that our purpose, aims and values set out in our University Strategy will be best achieved if we recruit students and staff at all levels of responsibility from the national, regional and international communities that we serve and which influence our University. We aim to make full use of the talents and resources of everyone within our university community.
'Equal Opportunities' refers to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination against particular groups, e.g. people from ethnic minorities, disabled people and women or men.
'Diversity' refers to the broad range of visible and non-visible differences that characterise people. Some of these qualities include age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital or parental status, religion, political belief or socio-economic background. In addition, the differing qualities, knowledge, skills and abilities individual people bring to the University. By understanding, respecting and using these differences, we recognise that we can maximise our success as a leading University.